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open refinery in southern california and problem with pipeline that brings crude oil into some of the refinery. now california doesn't have the cleanest gas in the country but comes at a price. today an ornization reprenting indepeent gas atio made a movehat cou he brght praise down for everyone. annette is in sacramento tonight with the story. >> to bring down high gasoline prices the association here which represents independent station operators had a waiver with state regulator asking they be able to send winter blend fuel now. the annual switch from the more complicated summer formula to the easier and faster to make winter blend doesn't officially happen until october 30. >> allowing winter gasoline to be used sooner california will certainly provide additional supply very quickly and that would help the prices. >>reporter: but the wheels of government run slowly. u.s. epa rarely grants state waiver. last one granted was after hurricane katrina. because california has special restriction to ensure we have the cleanest gasoline in the world the state must sign off fir
area cities. some california gas prices are more than a dollar above the national average. price hike is blamed on few refinery problems in the state. governor brown asked treirns switch to a winter formula of gas. he says that will bring in 8-10% more supply spelling relief to drivers and businesses. they find the percentages a bit optimistic. >> if it is right, that would have a major impact on the price of gasoline, increasing our supply 8-10% would be plenty to bring down prices. >> reporter: s figure they don't have any choice to pay high prices. >> it cost more to build here, cost more to do business here and goes more to buy gas here. >> reporter: california has a few refineries to produce the special fuel for the state and we are very vulnerable position when refinery accidents happen. >>eni dianneeinstein asking tonvesgate e recent hike in gas prices. she wants them to establish a permanent market monitoring team. professor says it will be very difficult to determine some companies holding back supply and regular market forces. >>> now to this weekend's other big story. all t
. >> california public utility commission is blaming pg&e mismanagement for its rejection of a plan to have writ pairs foot most of the bill for fixing its pipe lane around california. pg&e said the customers should pay 90 percent of the cost. p uc plan cuts that to 36 percent. pg&e share holders would also pay for any cost overrun. but rate payer advocate group claims the fine present on the deal would still have customers paying more than half the cost of the overhaul. all of this of course was touched off with the pipeline explosion that destroyed dozens of home in san bruno two years ago. in the statement pg&e said today it is disappointed in the decision and added that the plan was designed to be as economical as possible. >>> well lets go to southern california now where this is a very tense but exciting time for alameda base company. they are overseeing the transit of the space shuttle endeavor. after zipping around the globe at 17,000 miles an hour the endeavor is now moving to the streets of .%a angeles at 2 miles an hour at best squeezing past power liens, light pole and driveway
that live in california, let us be a lesson. we may have earthquakes but this is something new, in missouri, it's regular. st. louis fans, nice people to hang around with, even those that decked out in orange and black. >> unbelievable fans here. >> they dress up a little bit. >> dan: that is wayne freedman reporting in st. louis. as for fans here, a lot of them called in sick to be able to watch the game. >> i should be working right now so i should be picking up phone calls. i would rather be sitting here at the bar watching the game. >> are you working today? >> i called in. it's okay. >> are you going to be in trouble? >> no. >> not that big a deal. >> we'll move on to something very different. to new york where the f.b.i. says a 21-year-old man from bangladesh planned to blow up the federal reserve bank in new york city. they is accused of building a secret al-qaeda cell here in the united states. on the sting operation that led to the arrest. >> prosecutors say the suspect is 21-year-old moved to america from bangladesh in january of this year specifically to carry out a terror attack
the political battle that has california schools caught right in the middle. >>reporter: with proposition 38 behind in the poll, civil rights attorney launched a new attack ad slam ago competing tax measure pushed by governor brown. proposition 30. which also funds public education income tax hike. shows brown proposal may claim to fund schools but the money will probably be raided through the back door by politician. her brother charles amonger is also funding a separa mui-million dollar anti-3 mpai. >> prop 30 sends money here but lets the pitician take iout here. that's why sacramento is behind it. >>reporter: the governor campaign staff did not weren't this to happen. in fact pro prop 30 ads have stayed positive. >> prop 30 stops the cuts restore funding for our school. >> what they have didn't is taken their eye off the ball. this is no longer obviously about students and our future and funding our schools. this is about winning to them. >>reporter: amonger campaign did not return repeated calls and e-mails but in the past has said her proposal to raise the income tax on slidin
to oust mirkarimi from the position. >>> california gas prices set another record today. but the increases may end even before the cheaper winter blend of fuel reaches consumers. analyst say whole sale fuel prisons plunged today and that decline should be renreingted at the pump this week. triple a today shows the price at the pump state wide went up 2 cents over nature to 4.68. in san francisco the jump was a penny to 4.74. oakland saw a penny jump to 4.68 and san jose average was also 4.68 up 2 cents. now increment increases certainly compared to the 45 cents spike last week. annette explains tonight why relief is now in sight. >> hang on. price is coming down. >> not long after governor brown issued a weekend directive ordering state regulators to do whatever it took to ease gasoline praises, the california air resource board won fast approval from the u.s. epa to stop requiring expensive summer blend gasoline medley. since only 3 week before the normal switch over to winter blend. the thinking was the dirty formula wouldn't affect people health too much. >
of the year has had multiple offers. >>reporter: 73 bids on this california house alone. it sold in one week for nearly double the asking price. this 3 bedroom 2 bathroom news los angeles suburb only on the market for a couple of hours and already take a look at thi this. dozens of realtor have stopped by to scope out this property for their hungry clients. what is behind the sudden crush? fewer house force sale. compared to just a year ago foreclosure are down 16 percen percent. last time the numbers were this low was before the recession hit. those days of all those cheap homes driving down prices are ending. >> we have clearly hit the bottom and i think that's what everybody has been waiting for. >>reporter: but there's still a long way to go. many aren't moving because they owe too much on the more than and can't afford to sell at these prices. 6 years ago the median home price was about 230,000 dollar dollars. today it's just above 187,000. whether parker wins the bidding war or not, put a bid on this one. >> most likely yes. >>reporter: her eagerness to buy guess sign for hom
. >> federal court in san francisco took on a case today that could erase part of california landmark 2006 law aimed at reducing green house gas he m dogs 1990 level. the court must decide how far state can go in regulating fuel emission. federal judge has already ruled it unconstitutional. petroleum industry says the rules discriminate against fuel producers from the midwest who don't follow california standards. california officials say the state has the right to regulate fuel that harm the environment. state emission standard will continue in effect until the court of appeals make its ruling. that could take months. >> republicans are calling it shades of solyndra. a 1 2 3 systems lift um battery maker received hundreds of millions of dollars in government support filed for bank situation. mackenzie company received more than 2 by million in state federal funding to help it run its operation providing battery for electric cars and other products. also been plagued by defective product. shares in the company initially sold at 20 dollars yesterday. they were going for just 6 cents.
30 to help fund california pun schools. now a group from arizona with conservative tie called american for responsible leadership has donated 11 million dollars into a super pack account belonging to small business action committee to help defeat brown's measure. he says the out of state interests are hurting california school children. >> my entire career i have never seen such the a secret fund of money poured into the campaign in the last 3 weeks. but we intend to expose those anonymous donors. >>reporter: government reform groups are trying to trace the money and filed a complaint with the fair political practice commission. to force the pack to identify donors. though unlimited amounts of money can be donated to super pack a new california law says the names of contributors to non-profit must be made public. >> challenging for a voter is you have a hard time evaluating the truthfulness and bye as of the spurned. >> it's politically motivated attack. >>reporter: small business action committee pack says donor must be revealed only if the money is for something specific
in a gold dodge caravan with possible california license plate of 6 v o one y 107. what it ford explorer with california plate of this number on the screen. >>> manufacturing on. apple unveiled the new i-pad mini today as expected. along with some other devices designed to hook consumer before the all important holiday shopping season kicks into high gear. details tonight from 7 news business and technology reporter david louie. >> it's the one time apple didn't succeed in keeping a secret. i-pad mini made the debut just in time for the important holiday shopping season. >> you can hold it in one hand. now this just isn't a slunken down i-pad. it's an entirely new design. >>reporter: while screen is almost 2 inches smaller than the original i-pad the display resolution is identical. that means graphic. text. photo will look the same. apple did aside by side comparison with android tablet to prove even smaller i-pad beats the competition. >> all the vendors that are competing with apple are going to see what apple i-pad mini now as the gold standard and are going to have to go so
. we went to stores in new york and california, and the p.i.n. pad devices were gone. barnes & nobles took the p.i.n. pads out nationwide. it is unclear how the thieves infiltrated the stores. what is clear, the ominous potential to run up thousands of dollars in purchases, ruin credit and steal customer identities. they have to monitor their credit reports and bank statements. >> reporter: authorities warn, they are expecting more scams like this, targeting other stores. pierre thomas, new york. >> it is a busy wednesday night, the city rededicates the plaza outside city hall, in time for a new round of up on demonstrations. a huge new solar farm takes root in the north bay. why some neighbors want to opt out. >> after a cool, but rain-free game 1 of the world series, what can we expect tomorrow in game 2? that's coming up. >> also, one child, 3 paraphernalias, how scientists are breaching >> as of today, the san raphael airport is the largest solar farm in marin county. it will sell to marin clean energy, competing with pg&e, but a few people are not happy about that. >> reporter: t
>> dan: good evening. we're beginning to begin with two train derailments in central california. a big rig collided with a freight train. 17 miles south of that site a few hours later 30 people were hurt when a ever big rig slammed into an amtrak train headed from oaklando bersfie. >> rorter:witness tol ch officershat the ossing arms were down when a big rig plowed into a train on monday. they heard a loud boom before people went flying. >> for a second, this is a hell of a way to go out in a medication like this. i got to the top, car started t ti over. >> this is reality but it was shaking and shutering and people knew something was wrong. >> reporter: passengers say the train starred brake go hard before it derailed. it was known as cotton tracks and covered passengers. sound startled passengers. >> i had to grab the rails and big bang, cars flying over. they came and told us we need to get ot. it' uncle how fast the traiwasravelg but it tk verahundrefeet for it to finally stop. he witnessed the accident and he said it glide order one wheel before it tipped over. >> i saw peo
are about to be added to the california firefighters memorial in sacramento. vallejo fire captain william young served 31 years in the department. willy west firefighters with lockheed before joining east contra costa county fire department. and paul frank started working for alameda fire department 1973 they all died of job relited cancer. names etched into the sacramento memorial. they join more than 1200 names already indescribed on the wal wall. firefighters who died in the line of duty. >> sacrifice that firefighters give on daily basis i think people kind of miss the point sometimes of just how much of their lives are giving up. just because that's who they are. >> inscription are part of 10 year anniversary of the memorial. event will be held october 19th and 20th. >>> on the subject of fires. man went door to door this afternoon warning his neighbors just moments after fire broke out at the apartment building in oakland. fire started at lunch time about 12:40 in an apartment building located behind a flower shop on fruitvale avenue. listen to the good samaritan now explai wh
whole sale price have become so high at least one independent station in southern california has closed temporarily. of our sister station in los angeles has more on that story tonight. >> there is no business. no business hear. market is dead. you know. how am i to come up with 20,000 dollars expense. >>reporter: charles owns low key independent gas station here. he had to shut down the pump this morning because purchasing gas for his station was just too expensive. and to make a profit he would have to charge nearly 6 dollars a gallon for regular unleaded. >> you see the prisons over there? 6 dolls. if i get gas purchase the gas rate now fr thcompan i he t sell at that preo ha 10 cent on the gas. >>repoer: prices sky rocket due to cut back in supply because of problems at refinery in california. exxon mobile in thorns suffered power failure. chevron pipeline shut down last month and richmond, california plant is operating at reduced capacity after a fire in augus august. for drivers like ryan who greatly depend on gas for work t burden this wk price hike is alst too much t
the california university authority in three years at age 21 even though his sentence is nearly 8 years. he was tried as juvenile that's y. >> police in san francisco have arrested a man who sucker punched a 94-year-old woman in china town. it happened saturday afternoon at stockton and sacramento. officers say the man described as about 50 came up behind a woman and hit her for some reason several times in the head. she fell and may have suffered a fractured skull. attacker was chased by witnesses. police arrested him last night. the woman nissan fran general hospital with what we understand are life threatening injuries. >>> the jury deciding the fate of murder suspect esteban wrap up first day of deliberation. he's charged with killing nursing student michelle lee in may of last year. her body found 4 months later. esteban attorney told jurors her client did not plan on killing lee but snapped believing that lee was moving in on her boyfriend. >>> we are just getting started this monday night. it's busy. first storm is dumping snow like crazy the sierra chains required. spencer
in northern california to help those back east. go to abc7news.com and click on see it on tv. >> we will continue to track this storm and remnants of it and the cleanup but move on to other news. >> walt disney company has made a blockbuster multibillion dollar deal. it has purchased the lucas film creator of the star war series. the price tag was four billion dollars. what it means for all of us. >> it is the film that started an empire. star wars, the company that disney is buying for more than $4 billion. with it promise of more adventures from luke sky walker and rdd two. >> they can expect star wars in 7 in 2015. >> they made the purchase official. because lucas has said six episodes has been enough to him. but he will serve as creative consultant but he is retiring and feelings that disney is the best to continue his legacy. >> i probably would have gotten more money if i competed. that is not the issue for me. it's making sure the film is secure and the property is secure and well taken care of. and best shot to continue in the future. >> kathleen kennedy will become the divi
california when darnell, washington, broke out of jail in august. two days later darnell is suspected of shooting a sheriff's deputy. in seattle when an officer approached the two they took off. after a chase the officers boxed this them in and the driver tried to ram the patrol cars. the vehicle involved belonged to susi kob a murdered woman who was found beaten and stabbed to death over the weekend. this is a significant development in the investigation. >>> well, an unusual october storm dumped hail in gilroy today across the bay area. hail scattered across the street. pretty dramatic picture. spencer christian has been tracking it on radar. fairly rare for this time of year, spencer. >> very unusual, you are right. we still have some of the unusual weather rumbling around the bay area right now. a rather wide path of showers and thundershowers. much of this is light activity but there are likely heavy downpours and a couple of thunderstorm cells near fairfield. the movement over the last couple hours starting in the central valley and moving westward into the immediate bay area. a
california schools is in trouble. 2 state wide survey reveal prop 30 is losing support. mark sat down with governor brown who is driving the yes on 30 campaign. >>reporter: proposition 30 asks voters to approve a temporary tax hike on income over quarter million a year and sales tax hike over the next 4 years. >> by the way average person will pay a quarter of a cent. buy a sandwich for 4 dollars. pay one more penny. >>reporter: governor brown says the revenue will prevent 6 billion in cuts to state funded schools. latest polling number show prop 30 support has dropped since september. latest poll is down 4 points. down 9 points in today's l.a. times poll. probably as a result of the no on 30 political ads that have been playing across the state and playing on the public distrust of government spending. >> 50 billion dollar tax increase. >>reporter: the taxpayer association is leading the charge. >> l stop trying to blackmail people saying we won't funded indication if you don't give me more money. >>reporter: he says the money is earmarked for education and that is where he say
arrived. right now the faa is urging law enforcement agencies throughout california to be on the look out for this missing plane. we'll bring you any updates on the developing story as soon as we get them in. >>> well there is some other developing news tonight. all south bound lanes of highway 101 out of san francisco are blocked. there's an injury accident. here's the situation on 511.org. a lot of people getting stuck. who were at baseball game at the park where the giants won against the cardinals. >> here's the 1-2. launched into right. back at the track. giants take the lead. >> that was the start of a very good night in game 2 of the national league championship series. sports director larry is here with the details on this is exactly what we needed to even the series up. >> last night belonged to the cardinals and tonight the giants. they found themselves down 6 nothing to st. louis last night. scored first tonight. got a terrific start from ryan and series tied at 1-1. fans talking about this for the rest of the steers. matt taking on marco on hard fly to second base
0,000 california foster children, extra curricular activities help provide a sense of identity and a path to success. joining the soccer team. getting help with math. going to prom. i want to learn to swim. it's hard to feel normal, when you can't do the normal things. to help, sleep train is collecting donations for the extra activities that, for most kids, are a normal part of growing up. not everyone can be a foster parent... but anyone can help a foster child. >>> coming up at 11:00, we'll pick up our coverage of sandy. look what new york firefighters are dealing with, floodwaters and flames. some parents use the internet to save a teacher's job and you could, too. michael finney explains how. those stories and lot more coming up at 11:00 over on channel 7. larry is here tonight. good showing for the 49ers. >> very impressive. niners paid a visit to the desert facing arizona. cardinals lineman said he hade the niners. he wanted to stick it to them tonight. 49ers shut him down and shut him up. gorgeous sun set in the desert. and game manager, alex smith to michael crabtree w
california highway patrol and alameda county sheriff's department will begin helping patrol oakland starting next week. 103 homicides so far this year. oakland police department has been under staffed over-worked and out numbered at times by occupy protestors. the city has been asking for help for the past few weeks and now the governor has authorized the chp to patrol oakland streets. specific have not been worked out nor the funding for the additional patrols but the mayor says the money is available and police chief howard jordan admits he needs the help. >> as long as they can be here we can afford therjs be realistic. whether i'm asking the sheriff to do is for 90 day operation and reasichlts i can afford some level of cooperation between the highway patrol and the sheriff until my police academy churn out more officers. >>reporter: that may not happen until some time next year. in oakland, abc 7 news. >> in the mean time highway patrol officer is expected to be okay after being stabbed 9 times by a man the officer says he was trying to save. man climbed the fence of freeway over
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